Mini Cardboard Shipping Box

Introduction: Mini Cardboard Shipping Box

Follow these steps to make an adorable little box.


  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Piece of Cardboard (I used 5.5" x 2.5")

Step 1: Cut Base and Sides of Box

You will cut 5 pieces of cardboard. The base will be a 1.25" square. The sides will be 1.5" x 1.25".

To create the box tabs, fold your sides about 1/3 of the way down. You can see the folds in the image above.

Step 2: Glue & Tape

Apply glue to the bottom of one of the sides and stick it to the base. Do this 4 times to create your box. For me the glue wasn't strong enough so I had to reinforce the inside & outside with tape.

Your box should look like the photo above when you have 3 out of 4 sides taped.

Tip: Press the tape with your fingernail so that you don't see it as much.

Step 3: Admire Your New Mini Box!

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